MANILA – Philippine Army (PA) commander Maj. Gen. Andres Centino visited units of the 10th Infantry Division assigned to remote positions last August 16 and 17 as part of his efforts to raise troop morale.
“The Army is not limited in the confines of its headquarters. The Army is out there in the field. They are in the forward operating bases and patrol bases in the far-flung and conflict-affected areas,” Centino said in a statement Friday.
Since assuming command of the PA, Centino has been visiting troops in remote locations to boost the morale of soldiers, deliver support and reiterate the Army’s thrusts to maximize current operational success.
Centino visited the Gatongon Patrol Base, 89th Infantry Battalion in Davao City; Patong CAFGU Active Auxiliary (CAA), 67th Infantry Battalion in Davao Oriental; Sambulongan CAA Detachment, 56th Infantry Battalion in Davao del Norte; White Kulaman Patrol Base, 72nd Infantry Battalion in Bukidnon; Advance Command Post of 1002nd Infantry Brigade on North Cotabato; and 701st Brigade in Davao Oriental.
He also reminded the troops to be ahead of the game, learn how to anticipate, act decisively, adjust quickly and maintain focus while keeping in mind that the Army headquarters has their full support.
The 10th Infantry Division has been ensuring peace and progress in the whole Davao Region and various parts of Soccsksargen and Caraga by helping the government in addressing terrorism, insurgency, calamities, and the current pandemic.
“As the country currently faces hurdles in our pursuit of lasting peace and progress, I urge you to sustain excellence amidst these challenges,” Centino said. (PNA)